The first and only guide to shinrin-yoku for the outdoor adventurer! With techniques tailored for hiking, mountain biking, paddling, climbing, trail-running, and cross-country skiing, this is the definitive guide to applying the healthy and rejuvenating practice of forest bathing to your favorite activities.
Forest bathing techniques have been largely limited to use while walking and hiking, but now The Outdoor Adventurer’s Guide to Forest Bathing will guide mountain bikers, paddlers, trail-runners, cross-country skiers, and climbers as they reap the benefits of forest bathing while enjoying their favorite activities. With invitations tailored for each specific sport and stunning color photography throughout, this book will enhance the outdoor enthusiast’s love of the outdoors while improving their overall wellbeing. Inside you'll find:
Sport-specific invitations to enhance the benefits and enjoyment of each activity
Information on trail stewardship, Leave No Trace principles, and best practices while out on the trail, waterway, rock, or route
Athlete testimonials from each sport’s most successful stars, highlighting their own experiences using mindfulness in the outdoors
Sidebars discussing foraging techniques, mental and physical health benefits, neurodiversity, and many more topics
The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Forest Bathing is the only book you'll need to get up, get out, and feel better!
Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, M.D is an Integrative Medicine physician from Cedar Falls, Iowa and board certified by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (as well as the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology). She currently serves as medical director for the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and leads workshops that combine hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking with the practice of Shinrin-Yoku. She also speaks nationally and internationally on the subjects of nature therapy and integrative medicine.
Dr. Bartlett Hackenmiller has been quoted and featured in numerous publications on the subject of nature therapy, including Prevention magazine, WebMD, the Boston Globe, Prevention Australia, and the American Airlines American Way Magazine, among others. She holds additional certifications in herbal medicine and is a certified forest therapy guide. Suzanne lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
“A lovely compilation of nature's role in integrative medicine, this book merges elements of the mind-body-nature connection, outdoor adventure, herbal medicine, and the science of nature and wellness with a commitment to protect our planet. Connecting with nature is integral to optimum health.” -Andrew Weil, MD
“This cutting-edge guide from Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller is a gift. It strikes a wonderful balance of nature, medicine and unique proven ways of healing. Suzanne's passion for the wellness of others rings true and makes this book a great tool for all us who wish to live our best life.” -Dr. David Sabgir, founder of “Walk with a Doc”
“Run, paddle, bike, hike, climb or ski to pick up Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller’s newly released book, The Outdoor Adventurer’s Guide to Forest Bathing! Bartlett Hackenmiller has created the quintessential guide for outdoor athletes who wish to integrate mindfulness in nature with their favorite pastimes. A passionate outdoor athlete herself, as well as a certified forest therapy guide, Bartlett Hackenmiller offers simple and creative ways to transform a strenuous outdoor activity into an enlightening outward and inward journey. She gives specific suggestions for each sport. The text is infused with reverence for Native American tribal wisdom, herbal knowledge, cutting edge medical research, and testimonials from elite outdoor athletes. As an integrative medicine physician with certification in herbal medicine, Bartlett Hackenmiller is one of the leading North American authorities on health and nature. An eloquent and engaging writer, she is a magnificent guide to wellness in the great outdoors. Let this wonderful book be your bible for melding outdoor adventure with nature connection.” -Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of The Joy of Forest Bathing: Reconnect with Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life
"Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller skillfully ties together her passions for medicine, nature therapy, and outdoor adventure. I suspect many of us in medicine feel similarly, but have not yet found the eloquence to connect all the dots. As a physician and a fellow nature therapy guide, I am even more inspired to explore the outside world, through the lens of forest bathing and with the ethic of tending our lands and waters. Bravo!" - Robert Zarr, MD, MPH; Founder, Park Rx America
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